Another week spent entirely on the ground…this is really something out of character. But I’ve cherished the time spent with my wife and son lately: the little one is growing up so fast.
I hope to finish up my 2013 Australia trip report in the week ahead. Here’s a hint: I had a very bad Singapore Airlines flight on the return. One of the worst flights of my life…in a way that you would never expect.
Top news over the last week included the introduction of a new lottery system for United employees that was clawed back after fierce protest. Singapore released a beautiful new ad and Lufthansa announced family accounts for its Miles & More program.
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories on the blog and as well as a digest of every article from the last seven days. Have a great week ahead.
My delightful ride down to Melbourne aboard a Singapore Airlines’ A380 in Suites Class…with the cabin to myself.
Venezuela is collapsing from within…the airport is a microcosm of the country’s problems.
If you’re holding Alitalia miles from prior to 2018, they expire at the end of this month. Learn how to extend them.
Why is United changing a bonus incentive program that employees are satisfied with?
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class Singapore to Melbourne
Mamasita: Delicious Mexican Food in Melbourne
Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Melbourne
Lounge Review: Qantas Club Melbourne (MEL)
Review: Qantas 737-800 Economy Class Melbourne to Canberra
A Day in Parliament in Canberra
The Perfect Pre-Arrival Snack in Lufthansa Business Class
The Hilton Waikoloa: A Family Paradise
NEWS & COMMENTARY
Emirates Tells U.S. Airlines: Let’s Work Together!
Anger Mounts Over United Bonus Cutbacks
Breaking: United Reverses Course on Employee Bonus Changes
Passenger Strips Naked, Watches Porn, Attacks Crew
Qantas Bans “Gender-Inappropriate” Language, Other “Offensive” Terms
Should Airlines Offer Bus Service During Bad Weather?
200 Free United Miles + New Fuel Partnership with BP
Family Accounts Coming to Lufthansa Miles & More
Aeroplan Still Can’t Book LOT Polish Awards
Why I Love the New Singapore Airlines Ad Campaign
Fight Breaks Out on #WalmartoftheSkies (Southwest Airlines)
Caracas Airport is a Sad Window into Venezuela
Reminder: Your Alitalia Miles Expire on March 31st (and How to Extend Them)
United Will Focus on Compassion, Dignity in New Employee Training
United Now Sells Priority Boarding A La Carte
The “Real” Reason United is Changing Bonus Program
American Airlines’ Pilot Attacks Ground Agent, But Did She Attack First?
Brazilian Bandits Steal $5MN from Lufthansa Plane
Airport Restaurant Catering on United Flight: Compliment or Complaint?
My Unlikely Love Affair with Spirit Airlines